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Roof closes for Djokovic as drizzle arrives at Wimbledon

LONDON (Reuters) - Novak Djokovic's delayed fourth round match against France's Adrian Mannarino will be played under the retractable roof on Wimbledon's Centre Court, officials said on Tuesday. Light rain at the All England Club caused a delay to the start of matches on outside...

Nadal sent packing by relentless Muller in fourth-round epic

LONDON  - Rafael Nadal's hopes of a third Wimbledon crown sank with the setting sun as Luxembourg's Gilles Muller returned to haunt the Spaniard with a nerve-jangling 6-3 6-4 3-6 4-6 15-13 victory in a fourth-round classic on Monday. Twelve years after first getting the...

NCC earmarks N23m for 2017 tennis tournament

Prof. Umar Danbatta, the Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) said the commission has earmarked N23 million for this year’s NCC Tennis Cup tournament. Danbatta made this known in Lagos, during the unveiling of the 2017 NCC Tennis Cup and the draw...

Serena hits back after McEnroe ranks her 700th on men’s tour

Serena Williams has asked American tennis great John McEnroe for “respect”. Her reaction came after the seven-times grand slam champion said his fellow American would be ranked “like 700 in the world” if she had to play on the men’s circuit. McEnroe had said 23-times grand...

Federer wins ninth Halle Open tennis title

Roger Federer has defeated Germany’s Alexander Zverev 6-1, 6-3 to win the Gerry Weber Open for a record ninth time yesterday. The Swiss player became the oldest winner of the grass-court tournament at At 35. Playing in his 140th career final, Federer saved...

French Open: Nadal wins 10th tittle

Rafael Nadal has defeated fourth seeded Stan Wawrinka 6-2, 6-3, 6-1 in just over two hours to become the first player in the Open Era to win 10 titles at any Grand Slam event. Nadal will now move to no.2 in the world tennis rankings,...

Nigeria’s Quadri Rises to 35 in latest ITTF ranking

listed for Ultimate Table Tennis in India The global status of Aruna Quadri continues to attract interest from world class tournament as the 2014 ITTF Star Player has been listed among the 24 foreign players listed for the maiden Ultimate Table Tennis League holding in...

Nadal edges out Thiem for fifth Madrid Masters

Rafael Nadal’s flawless record on clay this season continued as he outgunned the impressive Dominic Thiem to win the Madrid Masters for a fifth time 7-6 (10/8), 6-4 on Sunday. The Spaniard is now 15-0 on his favoured surface this year having also picked up...

Venus downs Kerber to set up Konta clash in Miami

Venus Williams rolled back the years to send world number one Angelique Kerber crashing out of the Miami Open on Wednesday and advance to a semi-final showdown with Britain’s Johanna Konta. Williams, at 36 the oldest woman in the field, downed Kerber in straight sets,...

Djokovic eyes fun in Acapulco after Aussie nightmare

Novak Djokovic said Monday he is ready to atone for his shock Australian Open exit as he prepares to return to action in Acapulco. The 29-year-old world number two makes his bow in the tournament on Tuesday, his first match since tumbling out in Melbourne...
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